Patents by Inventor Mark C. Mattson

Mark C. Mattson has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 8495834
    Abstract: A method of powering an obstruction detector. Power is provided to an obstruction detector when a motor is executing a first movement and is suppressed to the obstruction detector when the motor is idle and when the motor is executing a second movement. The first movement moves a movable barrier towards a closed position, and the second movement moves the barrier towards an open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Linear LLC
    Inventors: Steven A. Harlow, Paul D. Kahn, Mark C. Mattson
  • Publication number: 20120174483
    Abstract: A method of powering an obstruction detector. Power is provided to an obstruction detector when a motor is executing a first movement and is suppressed to the obstruction detector when the motor is idle and when the motor is executing a second movement. The first movement moves a movable barrier towards a closed position, and the second movement moves the barrier towards an open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: LINEAR LLC
    Inventors: Steven A. Harlow, Paul D. Kahn, Mark C. Mattson
  • Publication number: 20080115310
    Abstract: A central vacuum power unit includes separate components that can be disassembled and nested together for compact shipment and storage. In the disassembled and nested assembly, the motor module is nested within the dust bucket, and the dust bucket is nested within the body module. For vacuuming operation, the dust bucket is attached below the body module and the motor module is stacked and attached above the body module. A filter is disposed inside the body module and filters debris from air entering the power unit. Debris is collected in the dust bucket, and filtered air is exhausted from a port in the motor module. Latches on the body module are used to attach the dust bucket underneath the body module in operation, and to secure the nested assembly for packaging and shipping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2006
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Applicant: LINEAR LLC
    Inventors: Tyler Dawson, John Tepper, Anna Stamatelatos, Martin Pullen, Charles Joseph Schmucker, Mark C. Mattson
  • Patent number: 7117972
    Abstract: The invention provides a vibration isolation mount for a motorized garage door opener system. The mount includes a substantially planar first mounting plate with apertures configured for mounting to structure inside a garage, and a substantially planar second mounting plate with threaded bolt shafts or other mounting elements configured for mounting to motor mounting structure mounted to a drive motor for use in the system. A vibration isolation material, which may be a natural or synthetic rubber, is disposed between the first and second mounting plates to isolate noise and vibration produced by the motor from the structure mounting the assembly to the interior of the garage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2006
    Assignee: Linear Corporation
    Inventors: Mark C. Mattson, James Patrick Stewart
  • Patent number: 6847136
    Abstract: A drive assembly in a motorized door opener includes a motor that is mounted on a mounting structure. At least one vibration isolator is provided between the motor and the mounting structure. The vibration isolator includes a first mounting fastener configured to be mounted to a mounting fastener on the motor, a second mounting fastener configured to be mounted to the mounting structure to mount the motor on the mounting structure, and an elastomeric material between the first and second mounting fasteners. The elastomeric material lies between the first and second mounting fasteners so that the isolator's two mounting fasteners are not in physical contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2005
    Assignee: Linear Corporation
    Inventor: Mark C. Mattson
  • Publication number: 20040189107
    Abstract: A drive assembly in a motorized door opener includes a motor that is mounted on a mounting structure. At least one vibration isolator is provided between the motor and the mounting structure. The vibration isolator includes a first mounting fastener configured to be mounted to a mounting fastener on the motor, a second mounting fastener configured to be mounted to the mounting structure to mount the motor on the mounting structure, and an elastomeric material between the first and second mounting fasteners. The elastomeric material lies between the first and second mounting fasteners so that the isolator's two mounting fasteners are not in physical contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2003
    Publication date: September 30, 2004
    Applicant: Linear Corporation
    Inventor: Mark C. Mattson